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Do You Ever Miss The Stupid Things?

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Do you ever miss the stupid things that have gluten in them?? I saw a commercial for those Little Debbie Christmas Tree snack cakes (the ones that are covered in that fake, waxy white chocolate) and I wanted one SOOO badly. They're not even that good! This was seriously the closest I've ever been to cheating on the gluten-free diet - I almost ran directly out to the grocery store and shoved the whole box of them in my face :(

Then, later that same day, I was thinking about Poptarts. Again I had the worst craving! I used to eat the brown sugar ones. But still, it's just a Poptart! There are much better things in life.

Sometimes I just think that I want these things because I KNOW I can't have them!

Sorry, I'm full of off-the-wall topics lately... anyone else out there miss the stupid things too?

- Lauren

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I miss those Danish butter cookies that come out during the holidays. Don't know what they're called but they come in a round blue tin and have 2 layers of yummy cookies. I miss those. :(

Also, those round snowball type cookies and...oh yeah....hostess cupcakes and ding dongs and twinkies!!!

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totally understand! somehow commercials have a greater effect on me now than they ever did...like ill see a commercial for some kind of cereal and have some intense desire for some of the cereal, despite the fact that i NEVER ate cereal before going gluten-free! To me it feels like its b/c i cant have it so i want it, even if its not something i generally like or crave. It's funny, I dont get that way when im wandering through a grocery store, but sometimes when i see people eating things i get jealous (and again, bizarrely, this happens most with cereal, which i dont really care for!)

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There is a diner in Cherry Hill NJ not far from us that makes the BEST butter cookies. They make a ton of different varietes--all good. We would always go before a holiday and order a couple pounds of them--stand there and choose our favorites. I miss Ponzio's cookies :(

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I think it's because those are the things that are hardest to replace, but seem so ubiquitous. I know it's hard. :-( Go make yourself some cookies? :-)

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I miss those Danish butter cookies that come out during the holidays. Don't know what they're called but they come in a round blue tin and have 2 layers of yummy cookies. I miss those. :(

Also, those round snowball type cookies and...oh yeah....hostess cupcakes and ding dongs and twinkies!!!

So funny you should mention those- i was in Staples yesterday and they were selling them by the cash register, and i actually stopped for a moment and thought about how i used to eat them all the time growing up- i havent seen them in YEARS!!!!!!! Well, i guess NOW i miss them!

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So funny you should mention those- i was in Staples yesterday and they were selling them by the cash register, and i actually stopped for a moment and thought about how i used to eat them all the time growing up- i havent seen them in YEARS!!!!!!! Well, i guess NOW i miss them!

Yeah...thats how I felt. I had forgotten about them until I saw them in a Rite-Aid and I got all nostalgic about them. That was a few weeks ago and they're still on my mind. :rolleyes:

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Do you ever miss the stupid things that have gluten in them?? I saw a commercial for those Little Debbie Christmas Tree snack cakes (the ones that are covered in that fake, waxy white chocolate) and I wanted one SOOO badly. They're not even that good! This was seriously the closest I've ever been to cheating on the gluten-free diet - I almost ran directly out to the grocery store and shoved the whole box of them in my face :(

Then, later that same day, I was thinking about Poptarts. Again I had the worst craving! I used to eat the brown sugar ones. But still, it's just a Poptart! There are much better things in life.

Sometimes I just think that I want these things because I KNOW I can't have them!

Sorry, I'm full of off-the-wall topics lately... anyone else out there miss the stupid things too?

- Lauren

do you ever dream you are eating those things? In the dream you know you are not supposed to and it is so good but even in the dream you can't pretend you don't have celiac disease. What's up with that? Can't even enjoy apple pie in your dreams!

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Actually I don't miss certain foods as much as I miss the convenience of just getting something on the go. Having to get up early and fix breakfast and packing a lunch when meeting friends for an outing is really one of the real downsides of this disease. I did enjoy the occasional twinkie with a cup of coffee before but being 55 years old when diagnosed seven months ago I guess I have had more than my share. Look at the bright side when the scouts or other organizations try to sell cookies and doughnuts on the street you can honestly decline without any guilty feelings. Personally I would trade all the pastries in the world for just one "cheap" gluten-free beer! Merry Christmas to all.

Tom

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Rachel & Stefi - I had forgotten about those butter cookies, those were so good! I used to love those coconut snowballs too (the ones with the fluorescent pink coconut, chocolate cake and cream center, waaah I want one!)

jerseyangel - I'm only about 15-20 min from Cherry Hill!

pokerprincess - YES I have those dreams! I wake up in a cold sweat...

I think everyone is right that the reason I want these things so badly is that I know I can't have them. I have been wanting a jelly filled donut for about the past year. Before I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I ate a jelly donut MAYBE once a year - they were by no means a staple in my diet. But now that I know I can't have one (I've yet to see a gluten-free jelly donut), that's all I can think about!

OK, I'm through feeling sorry for myself! Glad to know I'm not the only one who does this though!

- Lauren

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I think everyone is right that the reason I want these things so badly is that I know I can't have them. I have been wanting a jelly filled donut for about the past year. Before I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I ate a jelly donut MAYBE once a year - they were by no means a staple in my diet. But now that I know I can't have one (I've yet to see a gluten-free jelly donut), that's all I can think about!

- Lauren

OMG...Don't get me started on jelly donuts! If I was picking out a dozen the jelly donuts ALWAYS got picked first. I ate them all the time and also the hostess powdered jelly donuts. Funny, I havent even thought about them once since starting the diet. Now...I'm missing those too! :(

Sheeesh...maybe I should stop reading this thread. ;)

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Look at the bright side when the scouts or other organizations try to sell cookies and doughnuts on the street you can honestly decline without any guilty feelings.

Tom

Hey! I'm a girl guide and I sell cookies. I don't go door to door but we sell them in the mall once in a while - you're helping a good cause! For only four dollars! And you make the seller feel like they're doing a good job.

I sell them and I've never even tried them which I think is pretty funny! People ask me, "Well, how to they taste?" And I go, "Um, I'm not sure, I'm allergic to them, but everyone seems to like them!" Or something like that. Hahaha.

So why not buy a box and give it as a gift? We don't try to be annoying or just want your money, we just want to help with a fundraiser.

No hard feelings. :)

-Jackie

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Can't even enjoy apple pie in your dreams!

Well, I haven't had those dreams yet, but I bet I will at some point. I always seem to dream about things that are difficult for me.

I miss German Christmas cookies, I always bought them at Christmas time, and German Christmas cake, too. I didn't eat cookies very often, but I always ate them at this time of year.

I also miss my German rye bread, nothing can replace it. So, I don't even try. I always hated American bread, it's too fluffy. And gluten free breads are even worse (they taste like cardboard). :wacko:

But I WILL have apple pie when we're going to my daughter's house in Ottawa for our family Christmas celebration, she is baking me a gluten free apple pie! Now that I've been off gluten for a while, I seem to be able to tolerate some things I couldn't just two months ago. So, some flour substitutes are okay once in a while. I am glad!

I also ate some potato the other day, and didn't have a reaction at all! And before October I'd have a bad gastrointestinal reaction by the next day.

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Sorry Rachel, I'm a real downer!

That's it, my new mission in life is to create a gluten-free jelly donut!

(or maybe I can convince kinnikinnick to make one at least)

- Lauren

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Sorry Rachel, I'm a real downer!

That's it, my new mission in life is to create a gluten-free jelly donut!

(or maybe I can convince kinnikinnick to make one at least)

- Lauren

Ooohh...That would be SO great! :D

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Yeah, I feel like that sometimes. I get cravings for things that I never even liked in the first place, or if I see someone eating something (again, something that I never even liked anyway) I just want it SO bad. I know I'm only wanting it because I can't have it.

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I really really miss Krispy Kreme Donuts... to the point that I even wrote to the company and asked if they would consider making a line of gluten free donuts in a separate facility that they could sell to those of us who really want a gluten free Krispy Kreme... I grew up on Krispy Kreme's starting as a little kid going to the bakery early in the morning to get them hot off of the line...

here is their response!

Thank you for your email regarding our product ingredients. We appreciate

the opportunity to assist you.

While we do not currently have any plans to make gluten free products, there

may be some technological advances in the future that could provide us with

some opportunities in that area. We will always be looking at opportunities

to make our doughnuts the best doughnuts that they can be as we strive to

meet customers' demands.

Just in case you are not already a member, we would like to invite you to

join the Friends of Krispy Kreme program. Our friends receive updates on new

store openings, special promotions, information about new products and other

activities. Sign up is easy! Simply visit our website at

www.KrispyKreme.com, select the "Friends of Krispy Kreme" link, and complete

the enrollment form.

We hope that you'll find this information helpful and appreciate the

opportunity to provide assistance.

Best regards,

Jeremy Miller

Krispy Kreme Customer Experience

www.krispykreme.com

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I really miss girl scout cookies, especially the caramel and coconut ones. Sour patch kids. Hot dogs, even though I never liked them before diagnosis, have been sounding really good lately. And definetely Pop Tarts!

My boyfriend thinks I'm funny because when I go grocery shopping and I see something I like but can't have, I'll buy it for him (as long as I get to smell it first) :unsure:

Nadia

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I also ate some potato the other day, and didn't have a reaction at all! And before October I'd have a bad gastrointestinal reaction by the next day.

I'm not reacting to potates anymore either. It's great.

I miss those Danish butter cookies too. A tin gets delivered every year in December to my work. But, I miss my dad's baking the most and it makes me sad especially at this time of year.

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I have always been an entenmanns girl myself. In fact, to say i was raised on entenmanns would be an understatement- my dad has consistently eaten an entenmann's chocolate donut every morning for breakfast and the choc chip creme filled cake for dessert EVERY night for as long as i can remember, and now everytime i go visit i get a little sad that i cant join him. but the absolute worst is when someone gives you an edible gift you cant eat... i have gotten so many! my friend sent me a cookie cake a few months ago and i must say, my roommate really enjoyed it! ;)

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Do you ever miss the stupid things that have gluten in them?? I saw a commercial for those Little Debbie Christmas Tree snack cakes (the ones that are covered in that fake, waxy white chocolate) and I wanted one SOOO badly. They're not even that good! This was seriously the closest I've ever been to cheating on the gluten-free diet - I almost ran directly out to the grocery store and shoved the whole box of them in my face :(

Then, later that same day, I was thinking about Poptarts. Again I had the worst craving! I used to eat the brown sugar ones. But still, it's just a Poptart! There are much better things in life.

Sometimes I just think that I want these things because I KNOW I can't have them!

Sorry, I'm full of off-the-wall topics lately... anyone else out there miss the stupid things too?

- Lauren

I mis Karmen's (a local pizzaria) greasy pizza, cambells chicken noodle soup and Shop Rite Banna Cream oatmeal.

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Thank you for your email regarding our product ingredients. We appreciate

the opportunity to assist you.

While we do not currently have any plans to make gluten free products, there

may be some technological advances in the future that could provide us with

some opportunities in that area. We will always be looking at opportunities

to make our doughnuts the best doughnuts that they can be as we strive to

meet customers' demands.

Just in case you are not already a member, we would like to invite you to

join the Friends of Krispy Kreme program. Our friends receive updates on new

store openings, special promotions, information about new products and other

activities. Sign up is easy! Simply visit our website at

www.KrispyKreme.com, select the "Friends of Krispy Kreme" link, and complete

the enrollment form.

We hope that you'll find this information helpful and appreciate the

opportunity to provide assistance.

Best regards,

Jeremy Miller

Krispy Kreme Customer Experience

www.krispykreme.com

Now, this would be funny if it wasn't so sad :blink: . They know you can't have their doughnuts, but want you to join their club? How stupid can people be, and self centered, too! Oh well, I guess you won't be eating any Krispy Kreme doughnuts in your lifetime. <_<

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Do you ever miss the stupid things that have gluten in them?? I saw a commercial for those Little Debbie Christmas Tree snack cakes (the ones that are covered in that fake, waxy white chocolate) and I wanted one SOOO badly. They're not even that good! This was seriously the closest I've ever been to cheating on the gluten-free diet - I almost ran directly out to the grocery store and shoved the whole box of them in my face :(

Then, later that same day, I was thinking about Poptarts. Again I had the worst craving! I used to eat the brown sugar ones. But still, it's just a Poptart! There are much better things in life.

Sometimes I just think that I want these things because I KNOW I can't have them!

Sorry, I'm full of off-the-wall topics lately... anyone else out there miss the stupid things too?

- Lauren

Lauren - Somewhere in here (I don't remember where) somebody posted a recipe for poptarts. Maybe you can find it.

Cindy

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Now, this would be funny if it wasn't so sad :blink: . They know you can't have their doughnuts, but want you to join their club? How stupid can people be, and self centered, too! Oh well, I guess you won't be eating any Krispy Kreme doughnuts in your lifetime. <_<

LOL!!! I was wondering if anyone else would notice that!!! I had thought about editing that part of the letter out since it was irrelevant, but decided to leave it in just because it was so asinine!!!!

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